No-budget Camera Options in 2021

We've pulled together a few of the best options in 2021 if you're looking for a low cost camera for your no-budget film.

No-budget Camera Options in 2021

We are all guilty of coming up with excuses not to be out filming right now. One of those is not having the "right" camera. So we want to convince you that you need to cross this excuse off your list and start filming.

Creative Self Portrait with Camera
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1. Smartphone, Anyphone ~ $0

As been said many times before, the best camera is the one you have. And considering that almost everyone these days has a smartphone, you are basically ready to get started! That's why our #1 no-budget camera option is your own smartphone.

The Best Camera Is The One You Have With You
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Remember Tangerine? It was made on an iPhone 5S in 2015. So, even if you are a few generations behind with your phone, there is a good chance your phone has a more-than-good-enough quality to get you going. Just remember that the number of pixels doesn't determine how good a movie is; now is the time to think of story, character, atmosphere, actors, location, lighting, sounds, music.

If you are going to use your phone, you may want to up your smartphone filmmaking game with these apps!